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I did it! My first cover! And I really want it to turn out. I mixed about 1 T vinegar with 1/2 cup water & the kool aid and painted my wool diaper cover. I used cookie cutters and a medicine dropper to makes stars on it and it's really pretty! I wish my digital camera was working! Right now it is in a glass baking dish. What do I do now? I'm afraid to wash it. Can someone hep?<br><br>
Thanks!<br>
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Is the cover wet? You can heat set it in the microwave for about a minute or 2, let it rest for 2 minutes, then nuke it again, let it cool then rinse.<br><br>
I find that wool doesn't necessarily need heat setting w/ Kool Aid, but the colors will fade.<br><br>
Congrats! Get your camera fixed and take a pic!
 

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Do I microwave on high heat? Will it shrink?? Also, my microwave is not big enough to fit that 9-13 pan. Is it ok to put it on a plate instead or will the colors bleed if it overlaps a bit?<br><br>
Also, are you saying the colors will fade no matter what, or only if I do not microwave it? Thanks!!!<br><br>
Oh, I wish you could see it!! The front is sorta watercolor blue/turquise, the back is that pretty green color you get from using the cherry magic flavor with a bit of tye dye going on, and then I did some berry blue darker little stars all over the bum!<br><br>
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You can wrap it in Saran wrap before you fold it if you need to fold to fit it in the microwave.<br><br>
Can't wait to see it!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Do I microwave on high heat? Will it shrink?? Also, my microwave is not big enough to fit that 9-13 pan. Is it ok to put it on a plate instead or will the colors bleed if it overlaps a bit?<br><br>
Also, are you saying the colors will fade no matter what, or only if I do not microwave it? Thanks!!!<br><br>
Oh, I wish you could see it!! The front is sorta watercolor blue/turquise, the back is that pretty green color you get from using the cherry magic flavor with a bit of tye dye going on, and then I did some berry blue darker little stars all over the bum!</div>
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Yep, high heat is fine... it just needs to be wet (I am no expert, but I think if it is dry it could catch fire). If it is heat set, it shouldn't fade. It sounds beautiful!<br><br>
ETA that it is the combination of heat and agitation that felts/ shrinks wool. You just need to make sure to let it rest and cool completely after you nuke it.
 

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high heat is ok but agitation is not. Wool can get HOT and burn <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> The micro method should work, 2 cook, 2 rest for a few cycles.<br><br>
Sounds beautiful. Cannot wait to see pics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I'd say get a steamer pot going, at a full rolling boil, and place the cover gently in the steamer basket for 10 minutes. The colors won't run, but the steam will set it.<br><br>
Then just rinse in WARM water, and then hang to dry. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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